Every 8 years Venus meets with the royal star Regulus- heart of the lion.
If you get up just before sunrise on October 2 & 3, you may be able to see Regulus shining in the morning sky next to Venus (Venus is the brighter of the two).
While this event happens every 8 Earth years, during that time Venus has circled the Sun 13 times.
The union of Venus and Regulus announces the fierce feminine, the one who will not be tamed, silenced, or subdued beneath false authority. It is an energy that is resonant with the mighty Egyptian goddess Sekhmet whose name means ‘one who is powerful’ and who is also given many epithets such as ‘one before whom evil trembles’.
This is an opportunity to remember and reaffirm sacred patterns of feminine wisdom and strength as a force that will not tolerate oppression, corruption, or evil.
She is the one who rises again and again to defend the sacredness of life, freedom, sovereignty, and truth.
Perhaps you feel called to honour this force in yourself, align with ancient feminine power and shine your light through the murkiness, confusions, and illusions of this time… if you’re feeling particularly inspired or focused you might want to rise before the Sun to meet these celestial beauties within and without.
The exact conjunction happens on October 3 at 00:00 UTC.
Hymn of Sekhmet
Mine is a heart of carnelian, crimson as murder on a holy day.Mine is a heart of corneal, the gnarled roots of a dogwood and the bursting of flowers.I am the broken wax seal on my lover’s letters.I am the phoenix, the fiery sun, consuming and resuming myself.I pace the halls of the Duat.I knock on the doors of death.I wander into the fields to stare at the sun and lie in the grass, ripe as a fig.The souls of the gods are with me.They hum like flies in my ears.I will what I will.Mine is a heart of carnelian, blood red as the crest of a phoenix.